Below is a selection of reviews from our 2018 production, Hello, Dolly!

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“What is most noticeable here – aside from the frighteningly high production values you would expect from Southern Light Opera, exemplified by the scenery and costumes – is how much fun this all is.” (Read Here)

All Edinburgh Theatre

“Southern Light Opera has always embraced a challenge, seeking to push itself further with each passing year. Hello, Dolly! certainly lives up to recent years and stirs up curiosity for what the company will create next. A prodigious sense of local community is at the heart of Southern Light, with a deep admiration for theatre; it’s a proud institution for the city.” (Read Here)

The Wee Review

“This is a huge, pull-out-all-the-stops production, from the giant neon Hello Dolly sign hanging over the stage, enveloped in a heart and changing colour as the overture is played, to period costumes with bows and whistles and a cast of thousands. Well, not quite…” (Read Here)

Edinburgh Guide

It’s clear from the musical’s opening number that the ensemble are a vocally strong group. A special mention should go to the males of the chorus who do a particularly good job at the musicals most famous number Hello Dolly! With very successful harmonies throughout the ensemble shines with help from a very talented orchestra that knows exactly what its doing” (Read Here)

Young Perspective

“The Southern Light Opera Company – 121 years young and still going strong! – and, by the look of tonight’s performance, the current membership and their successors will surely keep the capital supplied with foot-tapping musicals well in to the next century!” (Read Here)